HI Brian. Funny you should mention that - I just noticed I had a "remote" Live Mode viewer that I purchased at a show a while back. Definitely want to give this a try, though I still think a RA viewer would be a nice thing to try. Guess they are not very common! Best. Dennis
Thanks much. There are several different models available at Amazon and Ebay but I was hoping someone here had some experience with them (fit, build quality, etc..) Still hoping someone has one! Thanks again. Dennis
I have been using a Hoodman H-RAV right angle viewfinder I bought a couple of years ago. It is variable between 1X and 2.5X using a slider switch. Have been to their web site but can't find it listed. It came with adaptors to use on other cameras. You might try ebay. -------------------
No, the DR-6 works on the rectangular viewfinder like that of the D200.
I use a DR-5 on my D700 for macro photography. The D700 has a round viewfinder. It works well. My only gripe about it is that it doesn't have click stops every 90 degrees and gravity is always working on it to swing it around and point towards the ground. I always wrap a rubber band around it's base, where it attaches to the camera, to provide friction and keep it in place. I have yet to misplace the eyepiece you need to screw off, but its only a matter of time.
BTW, does anyone know why Nikon has 2 viewfinders, rectangular and round?
I use a DR6 from my D200 on my D700. You have to buy an adapter which I purchased on eBay, all metal and looks like a Nikon part, and it works great allowing me to use the same right angle finder on both cameras just by screwing the adapter on or off. I am away from my main computer where I have the details, but I did post all the info awhile back on this forum, so do a search for D700 and DR6 and I am sure it will come up.
I tried a technique that predates email and social media: I called Hoodman (1-800-818-3946, 8 to 5, Pacific time.) I'm on a list now to be notified when a new right angle viewfinder they are supposed to market in the 1st quarter of 2012, surfaces.
Gator -- That rig doesn't sound like a good solution. It sounds more like a riding mower you have to push! I think until Hoodman comes back with a good answer, your moving the chair or stool is THE answer!
Thanks Bob. I see a 2.5X Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder for DSLR SLR Cameras for $51 and a 3x for $63 (on;y the magnifier is $12.95) at the GI site. Is either of those what you are using? Thanks again. Dennis
I have a Hoodman RA Viewfinder that I originally bought for a D300. It somes wiht both round and square adapters so it will also work on D3 series, D700 and other round viewfinder Nikons. I already had a DR-5 for my D3.
The Hoodman seems to be of equal quality to the DR-5, with the difference that the magnification level can be changed from 1x to 2.5x, whereas the Nikon is 1x to 2x. It has diopter adjustment. And it has click stops at 45 degree increments when you rotate the viewer through the 360 degree arc.
Since I no longer have the D300, this has been sitting in my cabinet. It's for sale if you're interested, complete with case and all adapters: Nikon round, Nikon square and 2 for Canon. It looks like new.
It is not a rt angle viewfinder only a screw on adapter for the DR6. It was not called a magnifier when Iboughtit as it has no lens. It is just a small metal piece that converts the attachment end of the DR6 to fit the D700. All the functionality of the DR6 remains the same. If you want to use the DR6 in native form on another camera, you just unscrew it.